Disability Support

Disability Support

About BRI

Further information and history of BRI

Ballarat Regional industries was formed in 1980 to gain support for a Ballarat and District Community Industries sheltered workshop.
in 1985 Ballarat Regional industries Center (BRIC) was opened in Walker Street, Sebastopol in November.
BRIC aimed to provide employment and training opportunities for people with significant permanent disabilities that would prevent or hamper them from undertaking other employment.
From then on what is now known as BRI has gone from strength to strength. Currently supporting 150 participants across 3 sites.
BRI have a number of different business areas and Participants are encouraged to multi skill and take on new challenges within BRI and also in the greater community.


Ballarat Regional Industries Board members:

Wendy McNabb         Chair

Annie De Jong           Vice Chair

Damien Varnis

Jo Barber

Brad Matthews

Greg Harbridge

Charles Kennedy

Stewart Howe


Ballarat Regional Industries Managers:

Geoff Russell           Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Clarke          Recycling and Manufacturing Manager

Brett Muller               Packaging Ballarat Manager

David Marshall          Landscaping Manager